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3:10 TO YUMA

Release Date: September 7, 2007
Distributor: Lionsgate
Director: James Mangold
Screenwriter: Stuart Beattie, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas
Cast: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Peter Fonda, Gretchen Mol, Dallas Roberts, Ben Foster, Vinessa Shaw, Johnny Whitworth
Website: http://www.lionsgate.com/310toyuma

Synopsis: "3:10 to Yuma" revolves around a desperado who is caught by a sheriff determined to bring the outlaw in. The sheriff's plans go awry when the desperado's accomplices stage an ambush. The movie is a remake of the 1957 Western toplining Glenn Ford.

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Release Date: September 7, 2007 (NY, LA; limited: Sept. 14; wide: Sept. 21)
Distributor: The Weinstein Co.
Director: Richard Shephard
Producers: Mark Johnson, Scott Kroopf
Screenwriter: Richard Shephard, based on an Esquire article by Scott Anderson
Composer: Rolfe Kent
Cast: Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Kruger


The Bosnia-set drama is drawn from an Esquire magazine article by Scott Anderson about journalists Sebastian Junger and John Falk, who made a half-hearted attempt to catch Radovan Karadzic, an alleged architect of ethnic cleansing. The comic thriller follows a young journalist (Eisenberg), a seasoned cameraman (Howard) and a discredited journalist (Gere) who embark on an unauthorized mission to find the No. 1 war criminal in Bosnia. They find themselves in serious jeopardy when they are mistaken as a CIA hit squad and their target decides to come after them.

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Release Date: September 7, 2007
Distributor: New Line Cinema
Director: Michael Davis
Screenwriter: Michael Davis
Cast: Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Monica Bellucci, Greg Bryk, Chris Jericho, Stephen McHattie, Jane McLean, Daniel Pilon

Synopsis: A gritty, fast-paced action thriller, "Shoot 'Em Up" kicks into high gear with a memorable opening scene and never relents. Clive Owen stars as Mr. Smith, a mysterious loner who teams up with an unlikely ally (Monica Belluci) to protect a newborn baby from a determined criminal (Paul Giamatti) who hunts them throughout the bowels of the city.

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Release Date: September 28, 2007
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Neil Jordan
Screenwriter: Cynthia Mort, Neil Jordan
Cast: Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews, Mary Steenburgen

Synopsis: New York radio host Erica Bain (Jodie Foster) has a life that she loves and a fiancé she adores. All of it is taken from her when a brutal attack leaves Erica badly wounded and her fiancé dead. Unable to move past the tragedy, Erica begins prowling the city streets at night to track down the men she holds responsible. Her dark pursuit of justice catches the public's attention, and the city is riveted by her anonymous exploits. But with the NYPD desperate to find the culprit and a dogged police detective (Terrence Howard) hot on her trail, she must decide whether her quest for revenge is truly the right path, or if she is becoming the very thing she is trying to stop.

Click here for trailer and pics - http://www.blackfilm.com/20070112/features/thebraveone.shtml


Release Date: September 14, 2007
Distributor: Focus Features
Director: David Cronenberg
Screenwriter: Steve Knight
Cast: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Donald Sumpter, Jerzy Skolimowski, Naomi Watts, Sinead Cusack, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel
Rating: R (for strong brutal and bloody violence, some graphic sexuality, language and nudity)
Website: http://www.focusfeatures.com/easternpromises/

Synopsis: The mysterious and charismatic Russian-born Nikolai Luzhin (Mortensen) is a driver for one of London's most notorious organized crime families of Eastern European origin. The family itself is part of the Vory V Zakone criminal brotherhood. Headed by Semyon (Academy Award nominee Armin Mueller-Stahl), whose courtly charm as the welcoming proprietor of the plush Trans-Siberian restaurant impeccably masks a cold and brutal core, the family's fortunes are tested by Semyon's volatile son and enforcer, Kirill (Vincent Cassel), who is more tightly bound to Nikolai than to his own father.

But Nikolai's carefully maintained existence is jarred once he crosses paths at Christmastime with Anna Khitrova (Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts), a midwife at a North London hospital. Anna is deeply affected by the desperate situation of a young teenager who dies while giving birth to a baby. Anna resolves to try to trace the baby's lineage and relatives. The girl's personal diary also survives her; it is written in Russian, and Anna seeks answers in it.

Anna's mother Helen (Sinead Cusack) does not discourage her, but Anna's irascible Russian-born uncle Stepan (Jerzy Skolimowski) urges caution. He is right to do so; by delving into the diary, Anna has accidentally unleashed the full fury of the Vory.

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Release Date: September 28, 2007
Distributor: MGM
Director: Robert Benton
Screenwriter: Allison Burnett
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Radha Mitchell, Greg Kinnear, Jane Alexander, Alexa Davalos, Billy Burke, Erika Marozsan, Fred Ward, Selma Blair, Stana Katic, Toby Hemingway
Rating: R (for strong sexual content, nudity and language)
Website: http://www.feastoflovefilm.com/

Plot Summary: From venerable Academy Award® winning director Robert Benton ("Kramer vs. Kramer"), comes a kaleidoscopic ode to life and love in all its funny, sad, sexy, crazy, heartbreaking and life sustaining facets: "Feast of Love." In a coffee shop in a tight-knit Oregon community, local professor Harry Stevenson (Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman) witnesses love and attraction whipping up mischief among the town's residents. From the unlucky in love, die-hard romantic coffee shop owner Bradley (Academy Award® nominee Greg Kinnear) who has a serial habit of looking for love in all the wrong places, including with his current wife Kathryn (Selma Blair); to the edgy real estate agent Diana (Radha Mitchell) who is caught up in an affair with a married man (Billy Burke) with whom she shares an ineffable connection; to the beautiful young newcomer Chloe (Alexa Davalos) who defies fate in romancing the troubled Oscar (Toby Hemingway); to Harry himself, whose adoring wife (Jane Alexander) is looking to break through his wall of grief after the wrenching loss of a beloved... they all intertwine into one remarkable story in which no one can escape being bent, broken, befuddled, delighted and ultimately redeemed by love's inescapable spell.

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Release Date: September 14, 2007 (limited; wider release: Sept. 21)
Distributor: Warner Independent Pictures
Director: Paul Haggis
Producers: Paul Haggis, Larry Becsey, Patrick Wachsberger, Steve Samuels and Darlene Caamano Loquet
Screenwriter: Paul Haggis
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Susan Sarandon, Jonathan Tucker, Jason Patric, James Franco, Frances Fisher, Tim McGraw, Mehcad Brooks, Wes Chatham
Rating: R (for violent and disturbing content, language and some sexuality/nudity)
Website: http://www.inthevalleyofelah.com/

Synopsis: "In the Valley of Elah" tells the story of a war veteran (Tommy Lee Jones), his wife (Susan Sarandon) and the search for their son, a soldier who recently returned from Iraq but has mysteriously gone missing, and the police detective (Charlize Theron) who helps in the investigation.

Click here for trailer and pics - http://www.blackfilm.com/20060825/features/fallpreview.shtml


Release Date: September 14, 2007  
Distributor: New Line Cinema
Director: Craig Gillespie
Producer: Bob Cooper
Screenwriters: Michael Carnes, Josh Gilbert
Cast: Susan Sarandon, Seann William Scott, Billy Bob Thornton, Ethan Suplee, Amy Poehler, M.C Gainey
Synopsis: Scott stars as John Farley, a self-help author who returns to his hometown only to discover that his mother (Sarandon) has fallen in love with his old high school nemesis, Mr. Woodcock (Thornton) – the gruff, no-nonsense gym teacher who had put him through years of mental and physical humiliation. Determined to prevent history from repeating itself, John sets out to stop his mother from marrying the man who had made life miserable for him and his classmates.

Click here for trailer and pics - http://www.blackfilm.com/20050819/features/mrwoodcock.shtml


Release Date: September 14, 2007 (limited)
Distributor: Picturehouse
Director: François Girard
Screenwriter: Michael Golding
Cast: Alfred Molina, Keira Knightley, Koji Yakusho, Mark Rendall, Michael Pitt, Sei Ashina
Rating: R (for sexuality and nudity)
Website: http://www.silkmovie.com/

Synopsis: Based on the beloved, best-selling novel by Alessandro Baricco, "Silk" is the story of Herve Joncour (Pitt), a 19th Century French silkworm merchant who travels to Japan and begins a clandestine and forbidden romance with a mysterious and sensual woman.

Silkworm eggs. In one's palm one could hold thousands of them. When the pébrine epidemic—the spotted silkworm disease that ravaged eggs from European hatcheries in the 1860s—spread overseas, however, eggs from as far away as Africa and India became infected and the entire European silk trade seemed doomed.

To continue his lucrative trade Baldabiou (Molina), a roguish French trader, decides to send a young military officer Herve Joncour (Pitt) on a perilous mission to Japan. Thus, separating him for months on end from Helene (Knightley), his lovely and devoted schoolteacher wife. The island that produced the finest silk in the world for thousands of years, prior to the opening of the Suez Canal, Japan was considered a dominion forbidden to foreigners, quite literally the opposite end of the world.

It is here that Herve encounters the powerful and feared local baron, Hara Jubei (Yakusho), with whom he will trade for the precious silkworm eggs. And it is here, in a world unlike anything that Herve has experienced before, that he becomes entranced by the baron's concubine, a deeply mysterious girl of intoxicating beauty. Without speaking one another's language, together they share a doomed, obsessive love...

A film of painterly beauty and ravishing romance, "Silk" is a historically rapturous epic romance of East meets West.

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